Dr Rob Manwaring

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Sciences South (325)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Rob Manwaring is a senior lecturer in the College of Business, Law and Government. Rob's background is in public policy, and worked for the UK's Commission for Racial Equality as a senior policy adviser, and also for the South Australian Council of Social Services. Since completing his PhD at Flinders in 2010, he teaches a range of policy and politics topics, and researches into the areas of centre-left political parties, democratic politics, and public policy. Rob is also an ambassador for White Ribbon - the campaign to prevent men's violence against women.

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2014

Key responsibilities

Director of Studies for Bachelor of Government and Public Management

Research expertise
Policy and administration
Political science
Research interests

Rob's research interests include:

  • Labour and social democratic politics
  • Democracy, Consultation and Engagement
  • Public Policy
  • South Australian politics
Teaching interests
Rob's teaching interest include: Australian politics, social democratic and labour democratic politics, public policy, political participation and consultation, British political tradition, European politics
Topic coordinator
POLI2011 Australian Public Policy: Applications, Issues and Dilemmas
POLI12005 Politics of the European Union
POLI3013 Politics and the Internet
POLI1012 Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy
POLI1003 Introduction to Democracy and Government
Supervisory interests
Australian government and politics
Australian political parties
Australian politics
Comparative politics
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Politics and Policy (7)
Expert for media contact
British Politics
Democratic Engagement and Political Participation
South Australian Politics
Available for contact via
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Politics
  • British Politics
  • Democratic Engagement and Political Participation
  • South Australian Politics
Further information
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